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And the winners are……

We had a lot of great photos posted on our Facebook page for our Back to School Photo Contest. We had four winners: a People’s Choice award, given to the pic with the most likes, a two-way tie in the elementary school category, and one winner in the secondary school category. Each winner receives a $25 gift card to Leo’s Grill and Malt Shop in downtown Stillwater. Congrats to the winners!

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 Teachers: Apply now for a Classroom Grant

The Partnership Plan is accepting grant applications for the fall Classroom Grant cycle. We are looking for ideas to make instruction more engaging and meaningful for students during the school day. Applicants can apply for an Innovation Grant or an Endowed Grant. The deadline for applications is Sept. 30. For more information on both types of grants and the link to the online application form, click here.

Two junior high students win prestigious national science honors

Seventh-graders Max Vogel and Hannah Farmer – two of the top winners at Da Vinci Fest – were named semi-finalists in the prestigious Broadcom Masters, the highest level Middle School science fair competition in the country. Ten students from Minnesota were among the 300 semi-finalists in the United States and two of those 10 are from the Stillwater school district.

Max, a student at Oak-Land Junior High School, submitted a project titled “Got Gas: Does Ethanol Live up to its Reputation as a Clean Burning Energy Efficient Fuel Additive?” Hannah, a student at Stillwater Junior High School, submitted a project titled “Crumb Catching Cereal Bag.”

Students qualified to enter the Broadcom competition by being among the top 10 percent of entries in their state science fairs. The 300 semifinalists were selected from 2,230 entries.

Hannah and Max started their journies at Da Vinci Fest in January, presenting their science projects in the student science fair. Da Vinci Fest, sponsored by The Partnership Plan, is a science and art extravaganza held annually at Stillwater Area High School and featuring student art and science projects as well as educational exhibits, a film fest, a competitive science event and special events.

Congratulations, Max and Hannah!


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